Last Updated: Sunday, March 20, 2016

Recent natural calamities in Pakistan kill 79; injure 97 others


At least 79 people have died and 97 others have been injured in recent natural calamities in Pakistan over the past 10 days.

Landslide triggered by heavy rainfall collapsed a coal mine claiming lives of seven labours and injuring 10 others in in Orakzai, Xinhua News Agency reported quoting the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). In Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt, at least 22 people have been killed and 33 others have been injured.

Torrential rainfall in Balochistan province of Pakistan also killed 19 people, injured 20 others and collapsed 50 houses.

Similarly, at least 11 people died in seven separate house collapse incidents in the country's northeastern Kashmir region. 

Rain disaster in Punjab province killed 10 people, injured 18 others and collapsed four houses.

According to NDMA, torrential rainfall killed 10 people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, injured 16 others and destroyed 77 houses.